My Father was at Latham Lodge for almost 3 years, and both Dad & his family/visitors were looked after well & treated with kindness and courtesy, from EVERY member of staff. Latham Lodge may not be the smartest looking Nursing Home compared to some of larger more 'hotel' looking care homes, but they have what matters in abundance. A relatively small turnover of staff, Staff who are friendly, knowledgeable, kind & who REALLY look after their residents. The staff are what makes Latham Lodge a great place for your loved one. I have no reservations in recommending this Care Home to you. Don't be put off by the look of the place from outside or the décor within. It's clean, and the staff are the absolute heart of the place.
How likely would you be to recommend Latham Lodge? Extremely Likely
Review relates to April 2016
Wanted to give due credit to two members of staff at Latham Lodge. My mother was welcomed into the home on Thursday 29th Sept after a long spell in hospital, diagnosed with terminal brain tumour and other problems. She spent just one night and one day and was well cared for such that she was referred back to the hospital on Friday 30th Sept. Such prompt assessment led to readmission with suspected pneumonia. Two staff members were very thorough and telephoned me to inform of their decision and exactly the right thing to have done. I am so grateful that as a new resident they did everything they could to deal efficiently with the situation.
How likely would you be to recommend Latham Lodge? Likely
Review relates to October 2016
As manager of Latham Lodge, I lead my professional care team in delivering the highest level of residential and nursing care for up to 37 residents.
With 30 years’ experience as a mental health nurse, the latter 15 years were in a management role. I have managed community, day hospital and specialist mental health teams within the National Health Service (NHS) in my career to date.
I have also been a trainer for mental health, an investigating officer for complaints, as well as managed nursing homes in the private sector. More recently I have been area manager for a small private company of nursing and residential homes.
I enjoy a challenge and love to support colleagues to develop their full potential, which improves job satisfaction whilst ensuring the best quality care for residents.
I am very much a people person, and use the skills I have gained throughout my career to promote and support well-being for all. Listening to others is essential to ensure people feel valued – staff, visitors to the home and most importantly residents in our care.
I am passionate about ensuring all that can be done, is done, to ensure everyone within our home has the best possible care we can give, they are treated with dignity and respect, and I believe that engaging with other professionals to promote and support residents’ needs, whatever they may be, is important. I will work to ensure that our good work at Latham Lodge continues.